During the past few weeks, the French Alps have provided some of winter’s best skiing with several resorts recording between 40cm to 100cm of snowfall. These conditions continue further south and the snow at resorts within reach of Monaco still offer fine skiing for those looking for a Spring getaway from the Mediterranean. Read on to ensure you’re fully informed when choosing where you should be skiing.
One of the favourites of the Monegasque residents, Auron, has received no snowfall within the past 72 hours but between 1cm an 3cm is expected to fall within the next day or so. At base there is a solid 80cm of snow whilst the summit is capped with 120cm. This is reflected in the fact that 41 of 43 trails are open as well as 18 of the 19 lifts. Conditions will remain below freezing for the foreseeable future with clear sunny skies overhead.
Just 50km away from Monaco, conditions at Isola are even better with a depth of 120cm at the lower end of the resort and 125cm at its upper peaks. 25cm of this is fresh powder with the last snowfall coming approximately ago. 17 of its 19 lifts are open and conditions both on and off piste are mostly good.
Due to temperatures rising in the area over the past couple of weeks, snowfall at Valberg has been slightly less than expected. Depth at base is around 70cm and around 120cm at the summit. Some light fall is expected within the next couple of days, just in time for the weekend. 20 of Valberg’s trails are closed but that still leaves 36 for skiers to enjoy.
Although a little further afield, some areas of the Alps have provided fantastic skiing this winter. Italy offers the pick of the bunch and western resorts of Alagna and Sestriere saw heavy snowfall last week, with Prato Nevoso enjoying 100cm in the last few days.